Dinghy

World Byte Championships - Day 2 on Lake Garda FULL STORY HERE

Second day of the World Byte Championships with classic conditions on Upper Garda. Defending world champion Hungarian Jonatan Vadnai leads in the men's category. Vadnai took three firsts and a third. In second place but 21 points behind is Houtman of The Netherlands and third is Zivanovic of Croatia. In the women's category Van Aanholt and Akkerman of The Netherlands hold the top two positions while Italian Carolina Albano (CV Muggia) is third.

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G New
25 April 2014 5:07 GMT
Keelboat

RC44 Cascais Cup - Opening day of fleet racing FULL STORY HERE

A stiff breeze blowing along the coast, combined with an impressively large Atlantic swell made the opening day of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup a very tricky one, particularly for helmsmen. In the three races sailed, consistency was difficult and of the 12 teams competing, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum was the only team to manage it. With a 3-3-1, the Gibraltar-based crew is now the runaway fleet racing leader, seven points clear of Chris Bake’s Aqua and Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev’s Synergy.

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RC44 Communication
24 April 2014 22:22 GMT
Olympic

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Day 4 Video Highlights FULL STORY HERE

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères reached a critical stage with a fourth day that included near disaster, small margins of error and hard fought battles across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic events. There's very little separating the top Nacra 17 and Laser sailors after the fourth day . . . Check out part 1 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres day 4 highlights.


G New
24 April 2014 21:43 GMT
Olympic

ISAF World Cup Sailing at Hyeres - Day 4 Updates FULL STORY HERE

Another light wind morning so everything a bit slow to get started on day 4 of the World Cup Sailing at Hyeres. The 49er have managed their first race and Manu Dyen and Stéphane Christidis FRA took the win. Leaders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke NZL were 9. Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign were 23, best GBR were Stephen Morrison and Chris Grube in 4.

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G New
24 April 2014 12:06 GMT
Dinghy

Now for something completely different, the BOD FULL STORY HERE

A lot of high-tech Olympic classes stuff on Sailweb of late, so it's nice to be able to balance that with a report of the launch of a Brightlingsea One Design (BOD) designed in 1927 by Robbie Stone. An 18' clinker built three man centreboarder, the BOD is a particularly elegant and spirited form of the classic day-boats adopted by so many British clubs during the 1920s and 30s.

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G New
24 April 2014 10:33 GMT
Dinghy

World Byte Championships on Lake Garda FULL STORY HERE

After the first day of the World Byte CII Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva, Riva del Garda, Jonatan Vadnai of Hungary leads followed by Westerhof of the Netherlands and Roen of France. In the women's category Odile Van Aannholt of the Netherlands leads followed by Gumenko of Ukraine. Carolina Albano of Italy holds third position. Hanna Brant in sixth is the best placed GBR competitor.
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G New
24 April 2014 6:38 GMT
Dinghy

After Thailand Fireballs visit Wales for Worlds FULL STORY HERE

The Fireball class like a change of scene and so in 2015 they will travel to Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli SC, Wales, for their next World Championship. This will be the first time for ten years that the event has been held in the UK and maybe the driver for several brand new Fireballs appearing at HISC this season.


This is Wales . . .

G New
24 April 2014 6:13 GMT
Keelboat

RC44 Cascais Cup - Synergy takes lead FULL STORY HERE

As usual, the first day of racing was dedicated to the RC44’s on-going match racing championship and after seven flights today at the RC44 Cascais Cup there has been a change of leader. After the Virgin Gorda Cup, Chris Bake’s Team Aqua was ahead, but today there was another star player in Synergy, as three time Match Racing World Champion and 32nd America’s Cup winning helmsman Ed Baird led the team to win all six of their matches.

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G New
24 April 2014 5:16 GMT
Olympic

ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères - Day 3 Video FULL STORY HERE

After a short morning postponement the 1,111 sailors were greeted with an increasing 13-17 knot westerly breeze as well as a smooth sea state. Gold fleet action kicked off shortly after 12:00 local time. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyere Day 3 Highlights - Part 1 and 2. Check out Men's 470 and 49erFX Highlights in Part 1 of the highlights.


G New
23 April 2014 20:51 GMT